Chocolate Audio has launched O.D.D Grand Piano, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
With this library, Chocolate Audio offers a different take on the Grand Piano sound. It features a deep sampled Yamaha C6 piano with a warm and intimate sound.
O.D.D. is a fresh take on the “same old” piano sounds. Recorded in a top notch studio in Italy, this grand piano is featured in 3 NKI instruments, each made up of 4 microphone sets giving a peculiar and original twist to the grand piano sound, especially fit for cinematic, ambient, romanti.
O.D.D Grand Piano features
- 20.56 GB (lossless compressed) library size, 20496 samples.
- 3 NKI Instrument Files, each representing a different take on the same piano, the result of different odd mic techniques being put to good use.
- 3 sets of 4 microphones.
- Oneiric Piano: AKG C414B-TLII, Wunder Audio CM7 FET, AKG C460-CK1, AKG C451E-CK22.
- Dark Piano: AEA N22, Earthworks SR77, Beyerdynamic M88N(C), AEA N8.
- Dreamy Piano: AKG D190E, AKG C414B-ULS, Crown PZM30D, Sennheiser MD211.
- 11 sustaining dynamic layers, chromatically sampled.
- 8 release trails layers, chromatically sampled.
- Independently controllable sustain-pedal resonances.
- Key-release noise for added authenticity.
- Sustain-pedal down and up noise layers.
- Sampled with Millennia, Neve, Heritage Audio, CAPI, SSL and Focusrite preamps through an SSL Duality 48 analog mixing console.
- All of the details of the piano recreated through the use of our custom advanced scripting.
- Released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz.
- Easy-to-use mixer for extreme sound-mangling.
- Custom User Interface.
- Velocity curve management.
- Piano tone control, makes the piano sound softer or harder under your fingers.
- Custom touch response control: set at minimum you’ll get the full sound of the piano with added latency (good for mixing), at higher levels cuts more and more into the piano pre-attack portion allowing for very low perceived latency when needed (good for tracking and live playing).
- Fine-tuned three-band EQ for each channel.
- Many under the hood techniques to make the piano true to the original (life-like re-pedaling, release trails attenuation, intelligent attenuation of each single dynamic layer for maximum dynamic response…).
- Master realism control and specific control over release trails, key off, resonances and pedal noise levels.
- Envelope controls.
- 101 custom, high quality IR reverbs (not the usual IR reverbs you find on other Kontakt libs).
- 22 (+ 22) compressor + tape presets.
- 71 (24 + 25 + 22) factory presets + user-savable presets.
The O.D.D. Grand Piano is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until March 18th, 2018 (regular $129 USD). The instrument library is also included in the updated 88 Series Piano Bundle, which including an additional 4 pianos for $299.00 USD.
All free updates and paid upgrade paths have been made available to current users via email.
More information: Chocolate Audio